Seattle to Portland Thoughts

Here we are, three days after crossing the finish line in Portland. My rear end no longer pains me when I sit, the old man noises have dwindled some and I was able to walk the neighborhood with Michelle.

The bike still sits in the garage and will NOT move for another week, but the body is on its way to recovery.

This was my 4th time on this ride, the first was exactly 10 years ago, and I did it in two days, the rest were all 1 day rides.

These are just some random thinkings about my rides and the STP in general… Continue reading “Seattle to Portland Thoughts”

I know, I know… I said I would never do it again….

Well ladies and gents, let’s go into the Way Back and machine and dial-up 4 years ago this weekend. In 2014, late on Saturday night, our hero, rolled across the finish line in Portland.

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It was the 2014 Seattle to Portland, I had ridden 200 miles in some seriously brain frying heat. I look pretty spry here, but 10 minutes later…

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I looked more like a zombie! In all honestly, I had planned be done with that ride! I said never again.

Then 2018 hit… Continue reading “I know, I know… I said I would never do it again….”

I caught a window!

Ladies and gents, I am not like most avid cyclists in a couple of ways. First off, I have only one bike, It is my commuter, long distancer, multi day trekker, errand runner, indoor exerciser and over all work horse. I figure I only have one butt, so I only need one bike.

I also NEVER set a mileage goal for the year. I set out to ride as often and as far as I can, but I truly don’t want to put any stress on myself for riding. It’s supposed to be enjoyable. If I set a goal, I will start berating myself if I don’t get ‘enough’ miles each month.

However, near the end of the year, things can change… Continue reading “I caught a window!”

There is just something about May

In the past, I used to do a blog post at the end of each month called Racking up the miles. In it, I would recap the month of riding, the amount of miles I accomplished, the high and low points during the month, and share my favorite photos. Somewhere along the way I stopped doing this. Maybe one of these days I will start again.

Looking back though, over the history of this blog, more so than any other, May has always been an interesting month… Continue reading “There is just something about May”

Wracking Up the Miles: March 2016

It is scary how quickly the months are flying by.  Between work, kids, house and life in general, suddenly yet another month has passed!  In fact, I took a look at the calendar just now and damned if it isn’t already the 6th of this month!!! This is just flat nuts.

Once again, March found me away for a week in the wilds of Spokane! Worse yet, it was during the nicest cycling weather of the year so far. Yep getting miles this month was NOT easy…. Continue reading “Wracking Up the Miles: March 2016”

Racking Up the Miles: February 2016

Michelle shared a news story today on Facebook,  No exaggeration, Between October 1st and March 1st the Seattle area received over 36 inches of rain. Now for the math challenged that is over 3 feet of rain.  This winter is doing everything it can to make for the last year, which was dry as a tater chip.

With that much rain, falling on that many days, riding days were hard to come by… Continue reading “Racking Up the Miles: February 2016”

A new Milestone

Part of me wanting to be a science teacher way back in the way back days is that I have an affinity for numbers. I have a friend who regularly posts on Facebook that Algebra is evil and will never be used outside the classroom.  I always reply that Algebra is your friend, and will always come in handy.  I can see her sneer every time I say this!

In my travels I have learned that more so than different religions, political parties, or even WSU and that other school in WA, those who like math and those who don’t will never understand each other.  EVER!

I will continue to hope that someday she will see the light…  But I digress!

One of the numbers I like to track are the milestone numbers.  The triple zeros at the end of the number.  Yesterday was one of those days… Continue reading “A new Milestone”